“Safe areas” have yet to be established outside abortion facilities

Application processes to implement “safe areas” are still under development according to the Ministry of Health.  As such, not one exclusion zone has been established around New Zealand abortion facilities since the passing of the law in March. According to…

First trimester abortion provision expands in the South

First trimester abortion has become available on the West Coast of New Zealand, putting pre-born children and their mothers in the region at greater risk of harm than previously. In a recent press release, the West Coast District Health Board…

Dangerous new abortion ‘telehealth’ service launched

Associate Minister of Health, Ayesha Verrall has launched a new abortion “telehealth” service that will expand access to abortion, putting pregnant mothers and their pre-born children in danger. The new project, named Decide, is a joint venture between the Ministry…

Safe Area Bill passes second reading

The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill has been read for the second time in Parliament during an extended sitting. The Bill passed 108 for and 12 against.The following parliamentarians voted against the Bill.  They should be congratulated…

Pending “safe area” legislation for abortion facilities won’t put a stop to peaceful prayer vigils

Amendments to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill have further clarified the type of behaviours that would be prohibited outside abortion facilities that have an approved exclusion zone.  Prayer is not one of them. Attempts have been…

Interview: Robert Colquhoun 40 Days for Life

Prayer, fasting, and peaceful witness and community outreach are the hallmarks of 40 Days for Life, a global initiative to end abortion, and save lives. Michelle Kaufman and Brad Larsen from Family Life International NZ recently had the opportunity to…

8 practical and effective ways to respect and support human life

Finding practical and effective ways to respect and support human life from conception to natural death that are easily implemented, can be at times, tricky.  However, with a little thought, lots of love, and a firm resolution to do something,…

Private abortion centre earns tax payers money to kill unborn children

Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC), a privately owned abortion facility, is now benefiting from tax payer’s dollars as it provides first trimester abortions on behalf of local DHB’s. The website of the Ministry of Health states that AMAC is a…

Submission: Safe Areas at abortion centres impose unreasonable restrictions on peaceful citizens

Our organisation, Family Life International NZ, is opposed to the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill.  It is our position that the restrictions intended to be imposed on peaceful, responsible, and caring citizens are not reasonable in a…